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    Food at the Hawthorns

    What are people's general views of the food at the stadium these days?

    I see they've made a few changes over the summer so what do people think?

    Cheers,

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    Had a steak and kidney Pukka pie the other week.

    Very nice.

    Don't usually eat in the ground though as match day catering is generally too expensive.

    And as for the price of the beer /piss water, well...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albionic68 View Post
    Had a steak and kidney Pukka pie the other week.

    Very nice.

    Don't usually eat in the ground though as match day catering is generally too expensive.

    And as for the price of the beer /piss water, well...............

    So, what are they charging now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q165 View Post
    So, what are they charging now?
    Here you go Q.

    Carling Lager £3.90 (500ml bottle)
    Worthingtonís Bitter £3.80
    Kingstone Press Cider £3.90
    Kingstone Press Fruit Cider £4.20
    Water £2.00
    Pepsi £2.40
    Tango £2.40
    Fruit Shoot £1.60
    PG Tips £2.40
    Coffee £2.40
    Bovril £2.40
    Hot Chocolate £2.40
    Pies £3.40
    Pasty £3.40
    Pizza £3.50
    Hot Dog £3.60
    Chicken Wrap £4.30
    Baggies Burger £4.30
    Dairy Milk Duo £1.60
    Double Decker Duo £1.60
    Crisps £1.80
    Confectionary Grab Bag £2.80

    Scroll down to match day cateringÖÖ

    https://www.wba.co.uk/siteassets/the...-july-2017.pdf

    Match day hospitality for those with an interestÖÖ.

    https://www.wbacommercial.co.uk/prod...tality-events/

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    I drive up nowadays so only buy a coffee or two, sometimes maybe a chocolate bar to share with my Dad and the nipper. It's not cheap but like any captive audience I tend to accept it. I almost don't mind putting into my clubs coffers, not that they're short nowadays!

    My issue is the bleeding service and queuing, you can queue all half time and still not get served. Also, they have one jug of milk, if you want to cool down the scaldingly hot coffee, you can bet the jug is at the opposite end of the counter to where you are, why can't they have a second one ffs?! Then you have to contend with people crossing the queues to get to said milk jug, or buggering off with it just as you've worked your way over to it, fkin laughable some days, like something out of Benny Hill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albionic68 View Post
    Here you go Q.

    Carling Lager £3.90 (500ml bottle)
    Worthington’s Bitter £3.80
    Kingstone Press Cider £3.90
    Kingstone Press Fruit Cider £4.20
    Water £2.00
    Pepsi £2.40
    Tango £2.40
    Fruit Shoot £1.60
    PG Tips £2.40
    Coffee £2.40
    Bovril £2.40
    Hot Chocolate £2.40
    Pies £3.40
    Pasty £3.40
    Pizza £3.50
    Hot Dog £3.60
    Chicken Wrap £4.30
    Baggies Burger £4.30
    Dairy Milk Duo £1.60
    Double Decker Duo £1.60
    Crisps £1.80
    Confectionary Grab Bag £2.80

    Scroll down to match day catering……

    https://www.wba.co.uk/siteassets/the...-july-2017.pdf

    Match day hospitality for those with an interest…….

    https://www.wbacommercial.co.uk/prod...tality-events/
    Thanks for posting that Albionic. Interesting. One question: What has happened to the large car park area that used to be to the rear of the Smethwick End? Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q165 View Post
    Thanks for posting that Albionic. Interesting. One question: What has happened to the large car park area that used to be to the rear of the Smethwick End? Cheers
    No idea chap, but then Iím only a young whipper snapper of 49.

    Honestly canít remember there being a large car park behind the Smethwick (due to housing) in my life time, as demonstrated in the pictures below.

    1970.



    Present day.



    The same houses are there in both photos, just as they were in 1932.



    Are you sure you donít mean the East Stand and Smethwick corner?
    If so itís still there.



    Hope you donít mind me asking Q, but when was your last visit to the Shrine?

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    Just to mention the other side of the coin (if any "ordinary" supporters are interested.) I've been in an East Stand box as a guest a couple of times and sampled the corporate fare on offer. It is usually very good, but is always "nouveau cuisine" stuff ie very fancy and not a lot of it, They really need to cater for more down to earth tastes I think - No idea of costs as it comes as part of the package

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albionic68 View Post
    No idea chap, but then I’m only a young whipper snapper of 49.

    Honestly can’t remember there being a large car park behind the Smethwick (due to housing) in my life time, as demonstrated in the pictures below.

    1970.



    Present day.



    The same houses are there in both photos, just as they were in 1932.



    Are you sure you don’t mean the East Stand and Smethwick corner?
    If so it’s still there.



    Hope you don’t mind me asking Q, but when was your last visit to the Shrine?
    On match days a chunk ofthe car park in the corner is taken up by the TV compound

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albionic68 View Post
    No idea chap, but then Iím only a young whipper snapper of 49.

    Honestly canít remember there being a large car park behind the Smethwick (due to housing) in my life time, as demonstrated in the pictures below.

    1970.



    Present day.



    The same houses are there in both photos, just as they were in 1932.



    Are you sure you donít mean the East Stand and Smethwick corner?
    If so itís still there.



    Hope you donít mind me asking Q, but when was your last visit to the Shrine?
    My mistake. The area I meant was behind where the Rainbow was built. I think it may possibly have been a training area once but was given over to parking some time in the late 60's / 70's.

    After I moved down south I would attend as frequently as possible and would go to all the away matches that I could this way (out of Premier). I had to stop driving which bug gered things up. Then my wife died putting an end to any excursions. I am not sure but I think the last game was versus Barnsley last match of the season. I got my son to come telling him what a great atmosphere it was. But that game was one hell of a let down. He was not impressed and subsequently got a West Ham season ticket with his mate. Anyway, what was I saying?
    Last edited by Q165; 12-10-2017 at 08:06 PM.

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    Oh, thanks for the pics you posted Albionic. I would love to see one of my earliest memory. That is, small Brummie with flagpoles and no roof. All terracing on the side pre Rainbow. All terraced Smethwick. I think that is right.

    Sorry again. It is there 1932
    Last edited by Q165; 12-10-2017 at 08:18 PM.

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    Cool Food at the Hawthorns

    Thanks for the responses gents, hopefully this stays as a current thread so people can give their thoughts and experiences through the season.

    Cheers,

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    The first pic of the Hawthorns is pre 1968 when the Brummie was rebuilt.

    As for the food and drink, there is a reason why The Sportsman, Vine, Desi and Cricket Club are always rammed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBA1955 View Post
    The first pic of the Hawthorns is pre 1968 when the Brummie was rebuilt.

    As for the food and drink, there is a reason why The Sportsman, Vine, Desi and Cricket Club are always rammed.
    Yep you can see why from the menu posted by Albionic. I mean since when does as a cup of tay cost the same as a cup of coffee? Bovril at £2.40 we always took a flask. Can you take a flask in these days or does the security view it as a weapon, confiscate it and stick it in the special room for later collection?

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